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Independence Day July 4th By: Steven De Leon


• On July 4, 1776, They claimed their independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream.


• The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4,

• Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with: 1. Barbecues 2. picnics 3. family gatherings


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On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Almost 1 in 3 The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa


• Wrestling Matches July 4th celebration, Ashville, Ohio, Ben Shahn, photographer, 1941.


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The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In the words of Founding Father John Adams, the holiday is "the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, ‌. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." The holiday is a major civic occasion, with roots deep in the Anglo-American tradition of political freedom


• Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).


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